Your Essential Guide To Sun Protection This Summer

Summer is here and that means it's the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, beach-going or just lounging in the sun. But did you know that all these fun activities also require taking precautionary measures against the harmful UV rays from the sun? That’s why we've put together this comprehensive guide to help keep your skin safe while you take advantage of summer's many sunny days. With an array of sunscreen options, plus simple tips on how to stay protected outdoors this season, you'll be able to soak up some much-needed vitamin D worry-free!



The Importance of SPF


If there's one thing you absolutely can't skimp on this summer, it's SPF. Your skin is your body's largest organ, and it deserves the best protection from the sun's harmful UV rays. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it measures the effectiveness of a product in preventing sunburn caused by UVB radiation. But here's the thing—SPF doesn't necessarily indicate the level of protection against UVA rays, which can cause long-term skin damage like wrinkles and in some cases skin cancer. That's why it's essential to opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that shields against both UVB and UVA rays. Take it from us, your future self will thank you for investing in a high-quality SPF products. Plus, who wants to deal with a painful sunburn when you could be busy enjoying all the fun summer activities? Go ahead and slather on that SPF and get out there and soak up some sunshine safely!



Best Practices for Sun Protection


Experts recommend using about an ounce of sunscreen to cover your entire body. That's roughly equivalent to a shot glass worth of lotion. Make sure to apply it evenly and liberally, using enough to fully cover all exposed skin. And don't forget those easy-to-miss spots like your ears, the back of your neck, and the tops of your feet.
As for how often to reapply, the general rule of thumb is every two hours or after swimming or sweating excessively. This is because even the highest SPF can wear off over time and lose its effectiveness. So keep some sunscreen handy and reapply regularly throughout the day.
Now, when it comes to timing, the order in which you apply sunscreen and moisturizer can make a difference. We suggest applying sunscreen last, after cleansing and applying a serum like Bionassay’s Éclat de Lait, and a moisturizer like Perle d’Eau & Neige Éternelle. This will allow your skincare products to be absorbed effectively by your skin barrier. Additionally, layering in the correct order can prevent pilling, which is when your products clump up and ball off your skin. And to ensure that you're using the right sunscreen for your skin type, look for ones labeled "broad-spectrum" and with an SPF of at least 30.



What to Wear to Stay Safe in the Sun


While it's tempting to spend all day basking in the warmth, it's important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. That's where clothing comes in! Choosing the right fabrics can go a long way in keeping you safe. Look for clothing made from tightly woven fabrics like denim or cotton, as they provide excellent protection. Lightweight, breathable materials like linen and rayon are also great options to help keep you cool while staying shielded. And don't forget to top it off with a stylish hat! Not only does it protect your face and scalp, but it's also a fantastic accessory to complete your summer look. So, let's keep it safe and chic, and gear up with the right clothes and accessories to enjoy a sunny and protected summer!


In conclusion, staying safe and protected from the sun's harmful UV rays is crucial for enjoying all that summer has to offer without any consequences. By following the tips and tricks we've shared in this essential guide, you can stay safe and protect your skin while basking in the sunshine. So, whether you're planning a day at the beach, a picnic in the park, or a road trip with friends, be sure to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat. You and your skin will thank us later!

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